We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, September 18, 2015

US and Saudi Arabia Are Relying on Global Silence Over Their Brutal War On Yemen

Click here to access this 13:51 interview conducted by Sonali Kolhatkar with journalist Joe Lauria regarding the current situation in war-stricken Yemen. This is a production of KPFK, a listener sponsered ratio station based in Los Angeles, California. 

For an up-to-date report on this brutal war supported by the US Empire--coverage that is missing from US media for obvious reasons--you cannot do better than this.